How it works (simply)
You apply for the cards via this website. Simply complete the forms.
We send you the cards and all the information about how to activate and how to use.
You load up funds onto the carer’s card for shopping, and top up on a planned basis.
We provide you with any time online access to reporting on card balance and spend.
Shop safely and easily with Carercard – free subscription for first three months
Carercard has many benefits if you need help with shopping and want a secure and easy means of payment.
Try Carercard for three months and see the benefits for yourself. Then you can continue using and pay a monthly subscription or stop. It is as easy as that.
After three months, a subscription of £7 per month is charged from the card balance. This covers card transactions and general card usage, with a few exceptions.
From our own experience of care, this feels like a small cost to have a safe, easy and adaptable housekeeping payment service, when you cannot always be nearby and able to help.
You can cancel Carercard at any time, with no penalty. See our Hestian Terms of Service
The benefits for you
Greater security of money handling compared to cash, or using a borrowed card
Many fewer issues related to housekeeping spend, and risk of forgotten housekeeping requests
Ease of use of the card for online and shopping in stores
Ability to view the card balance and spend (online), with reports available on transactions
‘We think Carercard is a great solution for our clients and our professional carers, and will be encouraging it to be used instead of cash in our provision of live-in care for our clients in their own homes’ Managing Director Oxford Aunts Care
Once you’ve logged in for the first time, a straightforward username and password log on.
Account details for your own card, including the card balance
Shows transaction history for your own card over your chosen date range. From the card selector drop down, you can see the same information for any other cards on your Carercard account
An easy way to transfer funds at no cost to your Carercard account from the bank account of your choice.
A useful reminder of your card’s PIN, if forgotten.